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Is there an upgrade advisor for Win8?

  1. #1


    Posts : 34
    Linux Lite 3.2 x64

    Is there an upgrade advisor for Win8?


    Hi everyone,

    I'm considering upgrading my IBM T60 to Win8. The machine is beefy enough, but my concern is that the hardware might not be supported. There doesn't seem to be a webcam, but there is a fingerprint device, touchpad, etc.

    Is there a Win8 upgrade advisor, as there was with Win7?

    Thanks,
    p.

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  2. #2


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    This is already a part of the setup experience when launched from inside a previous OS:
    Improving the setup experience - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Linux Lite 3.2 x64


    Thanks, cluberti. That article refers to a web setup program, but all I have is an .iso, which I don't think I can run from within XP?
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  4. #4


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Extract the ISO with something like 7zip or WinRAR, and you can run setup.exe from there. Good luck!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 34
    Linux Lite 3.2 x64


    Ah, excellent. Thank you.
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